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How can you get online access to repair information without having to purchase a factory repair manual? Here are some sources.

Many sites offer free online repair guides; others cost money (sometimes lots of money!). Here’s a list of North America sites that we”ll try to update as replies are posted. Please reply if you have a link for online repair info or to report a dead link. For owner’s manuals please see Where To Find Your Car Owner’s Manual Online .

Free Sites :

Edmunds Forums :

Well duh, we have to plug our own site – you won’t find a service manual but you will find lots of helpful owners (some of whom own factory manuals and may look up stuff for you at midnight). Go to the Forums tab and Browse by Make/Model for your vehicle. This Maintenance Repair board is always a good bet for finding help too, especially the Got a Quick, Technical Question? discussion.

AutoZone.

AutoZone’s repair guides offer you information about your vehicle’s operation and step-by-step illustrated repair instructions. Online Repair Guides

Public Libraries :

Your local public library may subscribe to an auto repair database. For example, the Seattle Public Library subscribes to the Alldata.com repair database and offers free access for their patrons (online and in the library). Other libraries subscribe to the Auto Repair Reference Center offered through EBSCO Publishing, or as in my case, Chilton’s Online. You can call your local library to see if access to a database is offered or perform a net search for “Auto Repair Reference Center State” or “Chilton’s online state” and substitute your locale for “state” in the search string.

Manufacturer sites :

Some auto manufacturers also offer free service information online.

Hyundai is one – their Webtech page is aimed at dealers but you may be able to access it by registering. More details are available in the Hyundai Online Shop Manuals Access forum here.

Kia is another – you can register at their techinfo site and get access to lots of factory information.

American Honda’s Service Express offers free Owner’s Manuals starting with 2002 Honda and Acura vehicles and some specific guides that mainly focus on audio and security options. They also offer a paid subscription version of Service Express at the same link that covers all vehicles back to 1990 plus all active Technical Service Bulletins back to the early 70’s (the same info that is available to your local Honda or Acura tech). (Thanks nearmsp!).

General Motors has MY GMLink. It’s a source for digital owner’s manuals and includes recall notices. (thanks George!).

Autoparts and Enthusiast sites :

If you are trying to install or remove an accessory, many online auto parts companies offer instructions. Crutchfield is well known for offering detailed instructions for car audio and video applications. The Install Doctor is another good site for radio installation info. Installdr.com .

MyIsuzuParts. Toyotaparts4u and H and A Accessories are a few of other sites that offer instructions on installing various parts and accessories.

Hondaautomotiveparts.com has a lot of exploded parts diagrams that can help you see how various components of your Honda fit together (thanks User777!).

WJJeeps WJJeeps has lots of repair procedures for your Jeep Grand Cherokee..

BAT Auto BAT Auto has lots of articles that may help you with your repair as well.

Paid Sources :

If you can’t find free access to a manual, you can purchase access to various databases. There are lots of places to buy manuals on CD, DVD and paper – this guide tries to limit sources to those you can access with your computer. If your front axle won’t go back in the splines at midnight on a Saturday, waiting for the UPS truck to arrive Monday morning with a manual isn’t the greatest solution. So here’s a listing of paid online sources – if you know of others, please reply and let others know about them.

Alldata DIY In addition to comprehensive diagnostic and repair information, you’ll also find the latest technical service bulletins and shop hours estimates here. Shifty uses this one a lot.

(Many sites link to Alldata through their webpages, for example, the BAT link above has an affiliate link through to Alldata that helps support their webpage).

Chilton DIY. Offers detailed information you need to tackle both simple and complex auto repair jobs.

Mitchell1. Subscription online repair information geared for a single make/model.

Mitchell1 also offers a subscription service geared towards pros and the price reflects that, but a one month subscription could be useful if you are doing a major overhaul on several different makes of cars. It’s called OnDemand5 .

Helm offers online info for Ford and Honda/Acura owners.

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My credit is horrible due to a divorce and the pending foreclosure it caused (long story). I have moved to a new residence, but because the foreclosure has not gone through – my credit is still taking a monthly hit for “late payments.” I have two credit cards in good standing (never a late payment – one secured, one unsecured), an auto loan that is in good standing (amount owed = trade-in value), two student loans in good standing, and my monthly expenses at the moment equate to less than 1.5 weeks pay. I also have several collection accounts on my credit report from when I was married.

I have requested a Consumer Statement be added to the mortgage tradeline – of course the tradeline will still be there, but perhaps it will help to explain why it is there. I am working on GW and PFD letters to the few collection accounts that are currently on my report.

I applied for an auto loan in April, and while one lender would approve me – it was at 18% and I could not get the vehicle I wanted. My car is a 2008 with 70,000 miles on it, so I decided to wait and try to build up my credit and a significant downpayment. I will be trading my car in and putting a minimum of $5,000 down when I purchase a new vehicle – will this improve my chances at getting approved for the vehicle I want AND should this improve my credit enough that I get a better interest rate?


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I’m new to the boards and have been reading for a couple months but this is my first time posting! I wanted to share my story:

I have been car shopping for 2 months, I have a BK chap 7 (discharged 10/11) I’ve heard stories that after a BK auto loans and credit cards are basically beating down your door, well not mine I filled out a couple of apps for store cards right after my discharge and was turned down for each one, I went to Carmax and applied for a car and was denied (I think it was due to low scores and putting no money down in my app) I then applied for Roadloans and was approved but couldn’t come up with the downpayment in time so the offer expired, when I reapplied for Roadloans, I was denied. I decided to order my credit reports in Jan thru Experian and these were the scores I was given: EX 541 / EQ 567 / TU 600, I signed up for Experian’s credit monitoring service and didn’t apply for anything for 3 months, I also disputed a lot of things that weren’t reported correctly after the BK and updated my address employer info. There were 2 addresses on my report that didn’t belong to me ever so I added a consumer statement.

With Experian you are given a statement montly and a new report every 90 days so in March when I went to refresh my report, the site wouldn’t let me, I spent hours on the phone with customer service and was told I didn’t have a credit report. say word. I was being told that when my ss number was ran, NOTHING came up. I explained that #1 I am 42years old and have used credit since I was 18 or so and that I ran my report in June 2011 before my BK and again in Jan 2012 with no issues.

When I got notices my disputes were done, I tried applying for credit again. nada, turned down for everything. Mid- April I decided to car hunt again, I went online and searched “bad credit auto loans” and ended up applying with Auto Credit Express, I dealt with Ford, I was looking for a used Jetta and they had a couple on their lot, long story short it was a horrific experience, they never kept their word and played lots of games, ultimately I was approved for 14k thru one of the subprime banks they deal with, they wanted 5k down and an APR of 25%, and my payments would have been $320 on a 2009 Ford Escape, I almost took the deal b/c I know my credit scores were low but because of some other incidents dealing with their sales people I walked away. Now to the good part-

I decided to just find VW dealer since I wanted a 2009 or above Jetta SE, I was scared to apply with VW because I thought I wouldn’t meet their credit requirements, I went down, test drove and told the salesman all of my credit woes before applying, he submitted me for a 3 year lease thru VW but I was declined, they stated I had to either have a co-signer or a significant downpayment (I told them I could do 3k but they wanted at least 6) so the salesman said he would try some of their other lenders as a purchase loan not lease, Wells Fargo approved me for 14k with 3k down, my payments are $350.76 and my APR is 16.9 %, I was floored, approved for the same amount as the Ford folks but with a better APR and less $ down. VW gave me a copy of my credit results and they were: EQ 526 / TU 517 / Experian unknown.

I want to point out that I went to a couple different dealerships and was told without at least 5-6k down they couldn’t help me, I also received denial letters from Wells Fargo (3, one from Ford, one from Hyundai and one myself applying as a consumer) this last time around I got a call from Wells to verify some info and I asked him about the 3 denials and he said he too was having issues running my credit that with Experian and TRW it came up blank, zero score, no tradelines, no nothing not even the BK. he thought maybe it was because of the disputes (I did online disputes with EQ TU but EX would not let me, I had to request report by mail and am still waiting) He also said a lot of times the approval depends on the banks relationship with certain dealers. I’m not sure what’s going on, maybe there was fraud, maybe my disputes but there is some issue with me and Experian and I can’t wait to fig it out.

I know this was long, hopefully it made sense, lastly I want to say as a last ditch effort I applied for the Capital One secured card and kept getting a letter every 2 weeks or so saying I needed to send in documents verifying my identity, I did but the letters kept coming so finally I called, 3 weeks later I got a card in the mail for an unsecured card with a $300 limit and enrolled in the credit steps program. I am not applying for any more credit for the remainder of the year, gonna keep this auto loan paid on time and my capital one and hopefully Experian gets itself together in the interim.

I hope this helped someone! Lastly, I have been on my job 18mos and have a monthly income of about $4, 000.


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My credit is horrible due to a divorce and the pending foreclosure it caused (long story). I have moved to a new residence, but because the foreclosure has not gone through – my credit is still taking a monthly hit for “late payments.” I have two credit cards in good standing (never a late payment – one secured, one unsecured), an auto loan that is in good standing (amount owed = trade-in value), two student loans in good standing, and my monthly expenses at the moment equate to less than 1.5 weeks pay. I also have several collection accounts on my credit report from when I was married.

I have requested a Consumer Statement be added to the mortgage tradeline – of course the tradeline will still be there, but perhaps it will help to explain why it is there. I am working on GW and PFD letters to the few collection accounts that are currently on my report.

I applied for an auto loan in April, and while one lender would approve me – it was at 18% and I could not get the vehicle I wanted. My car is a 2008 with 70,000 miles on it, so I decided to wait and try to build up my credit and a significant downpayment. I will be trading my car in and putting a minimum of $5,000 down when I purchase a new vehicle – will this improve my chances at getting approved for the vehicle I want AND should this improve my credit enough that I get a better interest rate?


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Be very careful about purchasing an extended warranty. I did so with 43,000 miles on my 2001 A8L, and had the expectation that since the car not sold until January, 2002, the “7 year, 100,000 mile” would give me protection until Jan. 2009. Since I did not thoroughly read the contract (it was the “Platinum” variety), there was a clause that stated if a car had more than 6,000 miles on it, the warranty period commenced on “January 1st of the model year”! This means the 7 years started on Jan. 1, 2001 and expires Dec. 31, 2007. Thus, I paid $2,795 for a little more than 2 years of coverage, and have been lost a year of protection.

In 2006, I purchased a certified pre-owned 2004 Audi A6 with 42,000 miles. The car has been good to me despite the bad reviews. Like a good car owner, I stay current on the scheduled maintenance that the dealer advised per 50k miles, 75k miles, etc. The car now has 84k miles. During my 75K maintenance, the dealer recommended that I replace the timing belt ($2500) at some point. Then my check engine light came on and wouldn’t go out. So, I took the car in for a diagnostic exam and the dealer informed me that if the check engine light keeps coming back on then, the car will have to have the catalytic converter ($1460) replaced.

I have heard that the dealer charges more for service and maintenance than other mechanics, so I am hesitant to just go along with what they are telling me. Just because things seem warn doesn’t mean, in my opinion, that they need replacing. I am aware that the maintenance on such a car was expensive but I want to know:

1) What should I do to get a second opinion on the costs of the timing belt and catalytic converter? Can another mechanic see when I will need these items replaced? And do I really need a new timing belt since it seems to be a big ticket item?

2) Does the Audi Extended Warranty coverage “cover” the timing belt and catalytic converter?

3) Is extended warranty insurance a hoax? Does it help or hinder?

4) Has anyone ever experienced what I have mentioned above?


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Hi,

I’m writing here today because I am very frustrated with a Used Car salesman out of Scarborough, ON, called Rockcliff Auto, as they made false promises, lied, and broke the laws and obligations they needed to follow on our contract.

I’m an 18 year old student out of Ottawa, ON, who has been looking for a used car for quite some time now. Being only 18, I have no credit at all, and no one would really finance me without a co-signer, which was out of the question. I stumbled upon this company called Rockcliff Auto, who advertised on their website that they finance everyone, and that they do not do credit checks, and that credit is unnecessary to obtain vehicle financing from them. So, seeing this as my chance to finally get a vehicle, I called them up and told a man named Luis Aloy that I was interested in the Audi A6 he had for sale on his website, and asked him if it was stil available, and he said yes it is. I then asked him if they would finance an 18 year old with no credit and no co-signer, and he said that it would not be a problem so long as I could put forth about $3,000 for a down payment on the Audi. I then asked him if I could test drive the vehicles even with a G2 license (intermediate), or if I needed a full G license, and he said that test driving would not be an issue at all. I told him I was very happy with our conversation, and that I would be down on Saturday, the 19th of May (4 days away) to see the car and to possibly put some money down on it.

My girlfriend and I arrived in Scarborough at some point around lunch time (5 hour drive), and we immediately found Mr. Aloy. After introducing ourselves, I asked him about the Audi, and where it was located, and he told me that it was no longer available, and that they have not had any Audi’s for a few months now. I got angry with him, because I had just asked him the day before if they still had it before I came all the way down there, and he said yes, in fact, they supposedly had three Audi’s. He sent me to see Junior, who is the owner’s son I believe. I asked him what he has to show me, and he showed me a 2003 Infiniti G35 in black, with 188,000KM on it. I loved the car, despite the high mileage, and asked if I could test drive it, which he said no because there were too many cars blocking it in. I was pretty upset, but went back to Mr. Aloy and told him I wanted to put some money on it, but all I had was $200. He told me that if I gave him $200 now, he would hold it for a week, and if I gave him another $200 next Saturday via credit card that he would extend it to a total of three weeks which gave me some time to come up with $2,500 and a $500 post-dated check – that was our agreement. He gave me the bill of sale, and told me to sign, but before I signed, I knew to ask him about the vehicle history, such as accidents, maintenance issues, etc. He told me that the car had a clean title and that the vehicle had never been in an accident. I asked him to prove it by showing me a Carfax, and he said that he had no computer in his office, and that the only people who did were the finance company, Lovats, which was located in the same building, but that their office was closed for the weekend. He then told me that I can get the Carfax when I come back to get the vehicle. I thought this was weird, but since he said it had never been in an accident, I took his word for it, as I knew that if he was lying, it would make this contract completely null void, or so I thought.

After arriving home around 7:30PM that evening, I quickly pulled up the Carfax at home, and found that the car had infact been in an accident, and that the mileage on the Carfax said 114,000KM, when in fact it had 188,000KM, which was a huge difference. I assumed they had driven it as a dealer car for a few years, and never reported the mileage to carfax, and never had it inspected. This threw up too many red flags for me, so I called Mr. Aloy back and couldn’t get ahold of him because he had left the office and had his phone off for the long weekend.

When Tuesday came around, I called him to let him know that I no longer want the vehicle because he lied to me, and the Carfax didn’t add up. He told me that Carfax was an American company, and that I needed a Carproof, which was the Canadian version. I called him on it, and he told me that he will check the Carproof and will get back to me tomorrow morning. I waited until 4:30PM on Wednesday for him to call me, and when he hadn’t, I called him myself. He told me that the Carproof said that the car was in fact in an accident, and that it only totaled to $1,300 and that legally he didn’t have to tell me about it unless it was over $3,000 in damage. I called him out on that, and told him that if I’m buying a vehicle, I want to know everything about it from when it had been in an accident, to when you put your winter tires on it. He told me that if I want my money back, I will have to call Lovats, the finance company that would be financing me, but that they are closed for the day and that I need to call them tomorrow. He then told me to call him first tomorrow, before calling them, so that he can have some time to talk to the owner about maybe lowering the price for me. 5 minutes later, Lovats, the finance company, calls me and tells me that I need to be 25 to get financed, and that they never finance anyone under 25 unless they have a co-signer. I specifically asked Mr. Aloy if I could get financed with no co-signer, and no credit, and he said YES, not a problem! I then told them that Mr. Aloy told me that they had to give me my deposit back. They laughed at me ,and told me that the owner of Rockcliff Auto had to give me my money back, which I knew they would say anyway, as it didn’t make sense to me that the finance company would be the one to give me the money back. I then called Mr. Aloy back, and told him to quit leading me on this little game of his, and to give me my deposit back. He then started screaming at me, and told me to f*** off, f**** off, f****off. and to Never call me again!! – I told him he has two options: Give me my money back via cheque, pre-paid credit card, or however he wants to, or I’ll take him to court. He told me to take him to court, so I’m wondering if I have a case.

I have tried calling him, and the company numerous times from my cell phone, but they have blocked my number, and my house number. I called using my girlfriend’s phone, and they will not let me speak to the owner, whose name is Danny (last name unknown). I have filed a report with BBB, and left a message for OMVIC to get back to me, but it’s a weekend so I don’t expect a call until next week.

I’m willing to take these guys to court, but I just need to know if I have a case. Nowhere on the bill of sale does it say that my deposit is non-refundable, and it actually does say All sales are final unless the motor vehicle dealer has not followed certain legal obligations . I would imagine that lying about the vehicle history is not legal, and I would imagine taking my money even though knowing that you actually DON’T finance everyone, and no one undr 25, is also against the law.

I may have missed a few details here, but if something doesn`t make sense, please ask me, I would really like to know if I have a case here, thank-you!


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My credit is horrible due to a divorce and the pending foreclosure it caused (long story). I have moved to a new residence, but because the foreclosure has not gone through – my credit is still taking a monthly hit for “late payments.” I have two credit cards in good standing (never a late payment – one secured, one unsecured), an auto loan that is in good standing (amount owed = trade-in value), two student loans in good standing, and my monthly expenses at the moment equate to less than 1.5 weeks pay. I also have several collection accounts on my credit report from when I was married.

I have requested a Consumer Statement be added to the mortgage tradeline – of course the tradeline will still be there, but perhaps it will help to explain why it is there. I am working on GW and PFD letters to the few collection accounts that are currently on my report.

I applied for an auto loan in April, and while one lender would approve me – it was at 18% and I could not get the vehicle I wanted. My car is a 2008 with 70,000 miles on it, so I decided to wait and try to build up my credit and a significant downpayment. I will be trading my car in and putting a minimum of $5,000 down when I purchase a new vehicle – will this improve my chances at getting approved for the vehicle I want AND should this improve my credit enough that I get a better interest rate?